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Police target speeding motorists

by Olivia Paterson

The colder months often bring difficult driving conditions. So before winter sets in, Hertfordshire Police are stepping up patrols on the county's roads.

It's a visible presence - using marked cars, and speed guns to slow people down. The force hopes seeing more police around will mean drivers think twice about breaking the limit.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Olivia Paterson

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Herts Police tackling speeders

Hertfordshire Police are stepping up patrols on the county's roads.
Hertfordshire Police are stepping up patrols on the county's roads. Credit: ITV Anglia

All this month Hertfordshire Police are stepping up patrols on the county's roads in a crackdown on speeding.

They will be using marked cars, and speed guns to slow people down.

The force hopes seeing more police around will mean drivers think twice about breaking the limit.

This week alone they've caught more than 100 people speeding.

Police hunt for man in connection with Berkhamsted murder

Ian John McLoughlin who police want to question about the incident Credit: Herts Police

Police are searching for a 55-year-old man after a pensioner was found murdered in Berkhamsted.

Officers have released an image of Ian John McLoughlin, the man they would like to talk to, who is also known as Ian John Baker.

The victim, a man in his 70s, was found dead at an address on Nettleden Road on Saturday afternoon.

A second man in his 80s has been taken to hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

Armed Police attend domestic incident in Stevenage

Armed Police were called to a domestic incident in Stevenage today, Saturday 1st June.

Officers were called to an address in Darwin Road at 7.42am to reports of the concern for welfare of two young children. A man was also inside the property.

For the safety of all those involved, several roads were closed for around six hours. No-one was injured during the incident and the children left the premises safe and well.

A 24 year old man from Stevenage has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Hertfordshire Police thanked local residents for their patience.

Hitchin robberies appeal

Hertfordshire police have released CCTV of five men they would like to speak with in connection with an investigation into three robberies and an attempted robbery in Hitchin. The incident happened on the Walsworth Road on 1st February between 10.10pm and 10.50pm.

Four people were sat on a wall near to Family Bargains when they were approached. Three of them handed over their mobiles, a fourth refused. The offenders then left the scene, boarding a train at Hitchin Station at 11.01pm to Finsbury Park.

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